II. 1954 Friday: The 55-day Battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam is approaching its end. People’s Army artillery barrages are now joined by what the Nazis called ‘Stalin’s Organ,’ trucks outfitted with batteries of Katusha rockets that make an unholy shriek as they pierce the air and come down atop their enemies’ positions. The Viet Minh continue fighting for the few remaining outlying posts while others are fighting to gain a toehold in the main camp.



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Truman Day Observed (Missouri) and Military Spouse Appreciation Day

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices William Johnson and Salmon P. Chase; U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert A. Lovett; heavyweight boxer Randall “Tex” Cobb; Argentine First Lady Eva “Evita” Perón; Yugoslavian President Josip Broz Tito; the Grateful Dead featuring Billy Kreutzmann, the Jefferson Starship featuring Prairie Prince, the Joe Cocker (band) featuring Alan Spenner, the Keef Hartley Band featuring Pete Wingfield, Pacific Gas & Electric featuring Charlie Allen:

  1. 558 Wednesday: The original main dome of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople completely collapsed during an earthquake; Emperor Justinian I ordered it to be rebuilt. 
  2. 1274 Monday: The Second Council of Lyons opened in France to regulate the election of the pope.
  3. 1355 Wednesday: Count Henry of Trastamara, Spain, kills 1,200 Jews of Toledo.
  4. 1700 Friday: William Penn begins monthly meetings with blacks advocating emancipation.
  5. 1727 Wednesday: Catherine I, empress of Russia, expels the Jews from the Ukraine.
  6. 1763 Saturday: Indian chief Pontiac, chief of the Ottawa Indians,  launched an all-out war on the British by attempting to lead a sneak attack against Fort Detroit, but the attack ended in failure as someone finked to the Brits that they were coming.
  7. 1789 Thursday: The first inaugural ball was held in New York in honor of the nation’s first President, George Washington, and his First Lady, Martha.
  8. 1800 Wednesday: The Congress of the United States divided the Northwest Territory into parts on this date.  The western part became the Indiana Territory while the eastern section remained the Northwest Territory. 
  9. 1804 Monday: The 14th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice William Johnson took his place on the nation’s high court on this date.  A Democratic-Republican, President Thomas Jefferson nominated Johnson to fill the seat of Associate Justice Alfred Moore.  Johnson served from today until August 04, 1834.
  10. 1824 Friday: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, had its premiere in Vienna, Austria.
  11. 1832 Monday: Greece becomes an independent republic.
  12. 1840 Thursday: Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born in Votkinsk, Russia.
  13. 1847 Friday: The American Medical Association is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  14. 1861 Tuesday: In Knoxville, Tennessee, rioting breaks out between those favoring secession from the Union and pro-Union supporters.
  15. 1864 Saturday: The Civil War Battle of the Wilderness ends; losses for the Federals are 17,666 and for the Confederacy, 7,500.
  16. 1866 Monday: German Premier Otto von Bismarck is seriously wounded in an assassination attempt.
  17. 1873 Wednesday: The 39th U.S. Supreme Court Justice and 6th Chief Justice- Salmon P. Chase- passed away in New York City on this date.  President Abraham Lincoln nominated him to fill the seat of Roger B. Taney.  He served 12-15-1864 to 05-07-1873 (he died in office) and was a member of numerous political parties- Whig; Liberty; Free Soil; Republican; and Democratic.
  18. 1892 Saturday: Future Yugoslavian leader, Josip Broz Tito, is born in Kumrovec, Croatia, on this date.  During World War II, he would lead partisans against the Axis troops in his country and in the postwar, his brand of communism would chart its own course, banishing the Soviet Union from having any say in its politics.
  19. 1912 Tuesday: Columbia University OK’d final plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories.  Elsewhere, the first airplane equipped with a machine gun flew over College Park, Md.   
  20. 1914 Thursday: President Woodrow Wilson’s daughter, Eleanor, marries William Gibbs McAdoo in the White House.
  21. 1915 Friday: Nearly 1,200 people died—including 128 Americans–when a German torpedo sank the British liner HMS Lusitania off the coast of Ireland.  However, in the United States, public reaction to both the sinking and the loss of life turns many German sympathizers against the Kaiser’s Germany.
  22. 1919 Wednesday: In Los Toldos, Argentina, future Argentine First Lady Eva “Evita” Perón, is born. 
  23. 1926 Friday: A U.S. report released on this date showed that one-third of all exports were engine motors.
  24. 1928 Monday: The minimum voting age for British women was lowered from 30 to 21—the same age as men.
  25. 1939 Sunday: Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy announce the Rome-Berlin Axis, a pact allying the two states to one another.  The Empire of Japan would join later.
  26. 1940 Tuesday: By a vote of 477-3 in the House of Commons, Winston Churchill becomes the prime minister of Great Britain.
  27. 1942 Thursday: U.S. Army General Jonathan Wainwright went on a Manila radio station to announce the Allied surrender of the Philippines to Japanese forces during World War II.  Elsewhere, in the World War II Battle of the Coral Sea, carrier-borne U.S. Navy warplanes attack and sink the Japanese aircraft carrier, Shoho, the battle marks the first time in naval history that two enemy fleets fight without visual contact between warring ships.   
  28. 1943 Friday: The Allies conquered the last two major Axis strongpoints in North Africa—Tunis and Bizerte—on this date.  This would lead to a cessation of hostilities and the surrender of all German and Italian forces.
  29. 1944 Sunday: The Nazis launch an assault on Josip Broz Tito’s Partisan hideout at Drvar, Bosnia; Tito gets away.
  30. 1945 Monday: Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims, France, ending its role as a belligerent in World War II.  Elsewhere, baseball owner Branch Rickey announced the organization of the United States Negro Baseball League in which, there were six teams.  
  31. 1946 Tuesday: Billy Kreutzmann, drummer for the Grateful Dead[i] throughout its career, was born on this date.  He played with other bands such as the Other Ones and with other members of the Dead on solo projects and was once the love interest of famed blues singer, Janis Joplin[ii].  Elsewhere, Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corp. underwent founding on this date.  The company later renamed itself to Sony.
  32. 1948 Friday: Future keyboardist/vocalist, Pete Wingfield, with the British rock band, the Keef Hartley Band[iii], is born on this date as is Alan Spenner, future bassist with several bands, including the Joe Cocker[iv] band.  Spenner was born in London, England while Wingfield was born in Liphook, England.
  33. 1950 Sunday: Future heavyweight boxer, Randall “Tex” Cobb, is born in Bridge City, Texas on this date.  His professional record would stand at 51 fights, 42 wins (35 KO), 7 losses (1 by KO), 1 draw, and 1 no contest.  
  34. 1951 Monday: The International Olympic Committee said that the Soviet Union could participate in the 1952 Olympic Games.
  35. 1954 Friday: The 55-day Battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam is approaching its end.  People’s Army artillery barrages are now joined by what the Nazis called ‘Stalin’s Organ,’ trucks outfitted with batteries of Katusha rockets that make an unholy shriek as they pierce the air and come down atop their enemies’ positions.  The Viet Minh continue fighting for the few remaining outlying posts while others are fighting to gain a toehold in the main camp.  The Legionnaires fighting to hold Claudine 5 finally go silent by dawn’s early light, overrun, and killed.  The Elianes are under assault and will topple next.  Both sides can see that the end is coming and soon.  Meanwhile, the U.S., Great Britain, and France reject USSR membership in NATO.[v]
  36. 1955 Saturday: The West European Union begins formation.
  37. 1956 Monday: During a battle at Oran, Algeria, 300 lose their lives in fighting between the French and Islamists.
  38. 1957 Tuesday: Future drummer Prairie Prince, who played with numerous bands but with the Jefferson Starship[vi] from 1992-2002, is born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on this date.
  39. 1960 Saturday: Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev announced that his nation has the pilot of the U-2 spy plane his nation shot down a day or two before and holds Gary Powers, the pilot, as a POW.  Meanwhile, Leonid Brezhnev became the president of the Soviet Union, second only to Khrushchev.
  40. 1963 Tuesday:  The United States launched the Telstar 2 communications satellite.
  41. 1975 Wednesday: President Gerald R. Ford formally declared an end to the “Vietnam Era.”  In Ho Chi Minh City—formally Saigon—the Viet Cong celebrated its takeover.
  42. 1980 Wednesday: Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito receives a state burial; his death would begin the disintegration of the nation.
  43. 1984 Monday: The federal government announced a $180 million out-of-court settlement in the Agent Orange class-action suit brought by Vietnam veterans who claimed they had suffered injury from exposure to the defoliant while serving in the armed forces.
  44. 1986 Wednesday: In Locust Valley, N.Y., the former fourth U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert A. Lovett, died at age 90.  A Republican, he served under Democratic President Harry S. Truman from 09-17-1951 to 01-20-1953.
  45. 1990 Monday:  Charlie Allen- famed vocalist with the 1960s boogie rock band, Pacific Gas & Electric[vii]– passed away on this date.  The band was mix-race and damned provocative back in the 1960s and 1970s when they were touring the Deep South.  Allen was black and the rest of the band was white and it used to cause riots and the like.
  46. 1992 Thursday: The latest addition to America’s space shuttle fleet, Endeavour, went on its first flight.  Meanwhile, a 203-year-old proposed constitutional amendment barring the U.S. Congress from giving itself a midterm pay raise underwent ratification as the 27th Amendment to the Constitution. 
  47. 1994 Saturday: The most famous painting in Norway— “The Scream” by Edvard Munch (muhnk)—was recovered almost three months after it had been stolen from an Oslo museum.
  48. 1995 Sunday: In the French presidential elections, Jacques Chirac wins the election.
  49. 1997 Wednesday: A report released by the U.S. government said that Switzerland provided Nazi Germany with equipment and credit during World War II.  Germany exchanged for gold what had been plundered or stolen.  Switzerland did not comply with postwar agreements to return the gold.
  50. 1999 Friday: A jury ruled that “The Jenny Jones Show” and Warner Bros. were liable in the shooting death of Scott Amendure.  Another guest on the show, Jonathan Schmitz, later shot and killed him and the jury’s award was $25 million.  This is the story in which Schmitz went on the show and Jenny Jones told him he had a ‘secret admirer’ or some such nonsense so when they brought out Amendure, another man, the man who later killed him was embarrassed in front of the entire world.
  51. 2008 Wednesday: On this day, Vladimir Putin’s stooge, Dmitri Medvedev takes the oath of office as the third president of the Russian Federation.   Elsewhere, a day after losing one primary and barely winning another, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY, announces she has no intention of dropping out of the battle for the 2008 Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.  Suffering from financial woes, she donates $6.4 million of her own fortune to her campaign to keep it afloat.
  52. 2009 Thursday: Somali pirates launch attacks on a Netherlands freighter and also have the chutzpah to attack a U.S. Navy Merchant Marine ship, the USS Lewis and Clark.  Time to eradicate these rats.
  53. 2010 Friday: The Indian troops battling to protect Kashmir from Pakistani thugs come under attack by Islamist criminals which results in the deaths of two soldiers and five jihadists.
  54. 2011 Saturday: Belarus expels three Russian human rights activists monitoring trials in that country.  Elsewhere, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and communist China conduct a series of ‘anti-terrorism drills’ in and around the problematic province of Xinjiang, People’s Republic of China,
  55. 2012 Monday: Vladimir Putin is sworn in for his third six-year term as Russian president.  Meanwhile, in Timbuktu, Mali, crazed jihadists attack the tomb of a revered Muslim saint, Sidi Mahmoud Ben Amar.  He’s one of theirs- WTF is wrong with these people?  Not only do they attack it; no, they set it ablaze.
  56. 2013 Tuesday: Brainy History says, ‘a new study reports that all Europeans are related to a small group of ancestors dating back only 1,000 years; researchers believe it’s likely that everyone in the world is related over the past few thousand years.’  Meanwhile, members of the ‘religion of peace’ Islam- Boko Haram carry out a terror attack in Nigeria that kills at least 55 people and wounds numerous others.
  57. 2014 Wednesday: Brainy History reports that the London police force begins a pilot program using body cameras to record behavior and document evidence during responses to incidents.  Elsewhere, naval vessels from both communist China and Vietnam collide with one another as the Chi-Coms continue nibbling away at the sovereign rights of other countries.  In this case, the Chi-Coms were trying to set up a drilling rig in waters belonging to Vietnam which drove the Vietnamese to stop them.  This led to a collision between two opposing vessels.
  58. 2015 Thursday: It appears that the NFL has implicated New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in ‘Deflate-Gate.”  This is the scandal in which, both the Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens claimed the famed quarterback used footballs in playoff games that were under pressure, making them easier for Brady to handle.  His father, Tom Brady, Sr., claims it is all a ‘frame.’
  59. 2016 Saturday: Democratic voters on Guam head to the polls in their caucuses.   Elsewhere, near Aleppo, Syria, Iranian troops are battling ISIS thugs and in heavy fighting lose 13 of their soldiers, their biggest loss of life since coming to the aid of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
  60. 2017 Sunday: Emanuel Macron beats Marine Le Pen, president of France’s National Front Party to become president of France.   Elsewhere, for the first time we have loss of life in Chicago sans bullets being the cause.  A speeding car crashed into a car parked alongside the road which then crashed into a CTA bus.  In the resulting vehicular mayhem, four people are killed outright while another five suffer injury.  
  61. 2018 Monday: Russian President Vladimir Putin takes the oath of office for another six-year term.   Elsewhere, the National Rifle Association announces that Lt. Col. Oliver North, U.S. Army Ret., will become the organization’s next president.   Elsewhere, Paraguay becomes the third country to announce the relocating of its embassy from Tel Aviv to capital of Israel, Jerusalem.  Of course, liberals and Gaza Strip trash are wailing and crying that it’s an ‘affront’ against humanity to do so.  The sooner the better, Paraguay.
  62. 2019 Tuesday: In Venezuela, turmoil- as usual- reigns supreme as the Congress strips opposition leaders of immunity and accuses them of treason.   Elsewhere, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo makes a surprise visit to Iraq to meet with U.S. military and Iraqi leaders so they can determine what to do as the Iranians continue making threats against both nations.  Nuke them.
  63. 2020 Thursday: The U.S. Department of Justice recommends the case against Lt. General Michael Flynn, former national security advisor to President Donald J. Trump be dropped and so it is.   Meanwhile, COVID-19 pandemic adds another 3.17 million Americans to the unemployment rolls, driving the numbers up past 33 million.  Thank you, China.  Confirmed cases of the Kung Flu around the world are 3,784,085; confirmed deaths are 264,679 and confirmed recoveries are 1,255,685 which is great.  In the United States, confirmed cases are 1,288,771, confirmed deaths are 76,503, and confirmed recoveries are 173,939.  Breaking down the U.S. figures, California has 61,139 confirmed cases, 2,474 confirmed deaths with NO numbers for recoveries.  Hawaii claims 626 confirmed cases, 17 deaths, and 588 confirmed recoveries.  In Washington state, there are 16,178 confirmed cases, 891 confirmed deaths, but NO numbers for recoveries.  What is up with that?  In New York state under the watchful eye of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, there are 327,469 confirmed cases, 20,828 confirmed cases and like California and Washington state, NO numbers for recoveries.  Could it be political?  You better believe it.
  64. 2020 Thursday A: Following a viral video showing Chi-Com sailors aboard their ‘fishing boats’ throwing the body of a dead Indonesian fisherman overboard, the government of Indonesia summons the Chi-Com ambassador to an immediate meeting to discuss the outrageous mistreatment of its citizens serving aboard the Chi-Com ‘fishing fleets’ (which in reality are actually intelligence-gathering operations with foreign fishing crews aboard them to do the ‘fishing’ because fishing is beneath modern-day Chi-Com citizens).   Elsewhere, law enforcement in Brunswick, Georgia, scoops up father and son Gregory and Travis McMichael and charges the two scumbags for chasing down black jogger Ahmaud Arbery on tape beating and then murdering him.  They claimed he was breaking into houses in their area and that they were forced to take matters into their own hands.  These guys are going to fry.   
  65. 2021 Friday: Stick around and discover the truth along with us…you know it’s going to be good…until BIG BROTHER shuts us down for good…


This artwork is #0457 an 18” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “February’s Blossoms.”  It is among her more beautiful works and is available for sale.  You can see much more of her work at her Website, found at beverlycarrick.com, or at the blog’s Facebook page.  At her Website, you will see not only more original oil paintings but also lithographs, giclees, prints, miniatures, photographs, and even her award-winning instructional video entitled, “Painting the Southwest with Beverly Carrick.”  Beverly has been painting for more than 60 years and known around the world for both the beauty and timelessness of her artworks.  Hanging in private and public galleries and followed by many fans encircling the globe—her works instill awe because of her artistic brilliance and personal beauty.  We urge you to go to her Website NOW and view her work.  It is possible that you will find something you like and will want to buy it for yourself, a friend, a loved one, or a neighbor!  You will not be disappointed so please: do yourself a favor and go there IMMEDIATELY!  Thank you, the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day!

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The final album Badfinger did for Apple Records came out on November 23, 1973.  “Ass” hit record store shelves and fans were still with the group even though it did not do well on the charts.  The group was disillusioned with Apple because the label had sold them a bill of goods and then left them in the lurch.  Warner Bros. happily picked them up and gave them new life.  The band featured Pete Ham (lead and backing vocals, lead guitar, and keyboards), Tom Evans (lead and backing vocals, bass guitar), Joey Molland (rhythm and lead guitars, lead and backing vocals), and Mike Gibbins (drums and percussion, backing and lead vocals).  “Apple of My Eye” was the single from the band but it failed to do as well as previous releases.  We hope you will seek this one out and give it a good listen- you will definitely enjoy it as much as we do.

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Friday, May 07, 2021:


[i] We began promoting the music of the Grateful Dead- including Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Phil Lesh- beginning on Tuesday, 30-August-2011 through Wednesday, 11-January-2012.  Then, we did a second series featuring more albums by this fabled San Francisco band beginning on Friday, 09-August-2013 through Monday, 19-August-2013.  At some point, we will have to do a third series as the music from this band never ends.  Please, seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.

[ii] We promoted the music of Big Brother and the Holding Company, beginning on Monday, 18-July-2011 through Tuesday, 26-July-2011.  At the time, we were not farsighted enough to offer the music of Janis Joplin but hope to do so at some point in the near future when we return to promoting the music of American rock bands.

[iii] We promoted the music of the Keef Hartley Band as well as of one of its integral members Miller Anderson on Monday, 02-October-2017 through Saturday, 21-October-2017.  We hope you will check their music out by visiting those posts.

[iv] We definitely look forward to presenting the music of Joe Cocker, the famed British ex-bricklayer who blew the minds of the world at the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Festival.  Please stay tuned for further developments.

[v] Martin Windrow’s superb book, “The Last Valley,” Da Capo Press, 2006 is an amazing helpmate for information on this famed battle.  Seek it out.

[vi] We promoted the music of the Jefferson Airplane beginning on Tuesday, 05-April-2011 through Sunday, 22-May-2011.  This presentation included the Jefferson Starship, too, of which, the artist was NOT a member.

[vii] We offered the music of the legendary Pacific Gas & Electric beginning on Thursday, 12-January-2012 through Sunday, 15-January-2012.  We hope you will seek out the music by this famous, interracial hippie rock band.


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Author: Chef Murphy MacDougal, ACF-CWC, CCM

I began my career as a young chef in the kitchen back in 1975, earlier than that. I apprenticed underneath my father and spent six years working for him in his British-Irish restaurant in Fresno, California. I later moved to Frazier Park, California, and spent quite a few years working in the area and that is where I met Stinkbug. Anyhow, I am now working at a country club over on the coast near San Luis Obispo. Please note: this is my pen name and any photos of me are simply outdated photos adopted for maintaining my privacy. Above, you see the caricature created for me by Bakersfield street artist, the amazing Simone. We have gone this route because of increasing threats against the blog and its members.

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